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    Hey all, wanted to get your thoughts on a new leather travel bag. Looking to find something in leather , small enough for a cary on but large enough for a long weekend trip. Below are a few options that I have come across. What do you guys think would be the best of the below options or are there others that you think I should look into? Thanks

    https://www.padandquill.com/heritage...ekend-bag.html

    https://forbesandlewis.com/collectio...-leather-large

    https://saddlebackleather.com/leather-duffel-bag-baby

    https://www.amazon.com/Cenzo-Garment...language=en_US

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/6311100...c4f25a1f2bb200

    #2
    I dont have any experience with those but i had a leather weekender for a little bit. I just want to throw it out there that I enjoy my canvas weekender and duffel a lot more. Lighter, more flexible for cramming into an overhead, and stores way smaller when not in use. and they still look great to me. You can get one with some good leather accents too. The Jcrew abingdon is a decent example of what I am talking about. Filson has some great options if you want to go up a little in price/quality.

    Also, keep an eye on Gustin. I love this bag...
    https://www.weargustin.com/store/bag...el-waxed-brown

    and if this leather is like the briefcase, it should be a great bag...
    https://www.weargustin.com/store/bag...r-chromexcel-8

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      #3
      That leather Gustin bag is gorgeous! If you have the cake, take a look at it.

      I have a leather weekender that works well for me. Big enough that I can pack a good selection of clothes. Small enough that it fits in the overhead of a plane. Now. Do you think I could remember the make/model of the bag? Gesh. Let me get back home and see if I can a) snap some pics and b) actually remember the name of the bag. I do know it wasn't cheap though.

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        #4
        I agree, the Gustin is pretty nice. Only problem is they are sold out and I was hoping to have this for the holiday travel season. And thanks for the idea about canvas but I think I like the look of a leather bag a little more.

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          #5
          Originally posted by SMS575 View Post
          I agree, the Gustin is pretty nice. Only problem is they are sold out and I was hoping to have this for the holiday travel season. And thanks for the idea about canvas but I think I like the look of a leather bag a little more.
          classier, for sure. And carrying any leather bag always makes me feel like Indiana Jones, so thats a plus.

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            #6
            Looks like you are going for upscale. I've recently discovered Hook & Albert. Lifetime no questions asked warranty (they recently sent me parts for free for a bag I purchased used--just paid a nominal shipping and handling charge).

            Do you want to be able to pack a suit that hangs up when open and rolls up when closed?

            If so:

            Leather:

            https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...nder-bag-brown

            Twill:

            https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...ender-bag-navy

            Oh, and as wonderful as Saddleback Leather is, those don't look very functional for a weekender type bag.
            WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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              #7
              Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
              Looks like you are going for upscale. I've recently discovered Hook & Albert. Lifetime no questions asked warranty (they recently sent me parts for free for a bag I purchased used--just paid a nominal shipping and handling charge).

              Do you want to be able to pack a suit that hangs up when open and rolls up when closed?

              If so:

              Leather:

              https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...nder-bag-brown

              Twill:

              https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...ender-bag-navy

              Oh, and as wonderful as Saddleback Leather is, those don't look very functional for a weekender type bag.
              I have the garment weekender and it’s great. You can fit a good amount of stuff in it. A broader point is that even if you can fit everything into a weekender bag it might be a pain to carry it around due to the weight.
              Instagram: WoofOrWeft

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                #8
                Originally posted by Token View Post
                A broader point is that even if you can fit everything into a weekender bag it might be a pain to carry it around due to the weight.
                This. Every time I’ve crammed a long weekend’s worth of stuff in a weekender bag it’s become uncomfortably heavy for airport travel. If I’m driving, it’s no big deal.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alex.C View Post
                  This. Every time I’ve crammed a long weekend’s worth of stuff in a weekender bag it’s become uncomfortably heavy for airport travel. If I’m driving, it’s no big deal.
                  yeah, I am all function for airline travel. roller carry on and backpack personal item. I did a large duffel for a trip to mexico once, never again. After lugging that thing around the airport I was sweating like a pig. I also repeatedly bumped into people.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Token View Post
                    I have the garment weekender and it’s great. You can fit a good amount of stuff in it. A broader point is that even if you can fit everything into a weekender bag it might be a pain to carry it around due to the weight.
                    Glad to hear that. I might pick one up. They are 25% off right now.
                    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
                      Looks like you are going for upscale. I've recently discovered Hook & Albert. Lifetime no questions asked warranty (they recently sent me parts for free for a bag I purchased used--just paid a nominal shipping and handling charge).

                      Do you want to be able to pack a suit that hangs up when open and rolls up when closed?

                      If so:

                      Leather:

                      https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...nder-bag-brown

                      Twill:

                      https://www.hookandalbert.com/produc...ender-bag-navy

                      Oh, and as wonderful as Saddleback Leather is, those don't look very functional for a weekender type bag.

                      That looks like a real nice looking back. Maybe obvious question, but can it also act as just a regular weekender if you are not using it as a suit bag?

                      And yea, I've gonna back and forth re the wheeled carry on but I really just don't like the look of them. Also, most of our travel is by car so I wouldn't mind carrying a duffle style.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SMS575 View Post
                        That looks like a real nice looking back. Maybe obvious question, but can it also act as just a regular weekender if you are not using it as a suit bag?

                        And yea, I've gonna back and forth re the wheeled carry on but I really just don't like the look of them. Also, most of our travel is by car so I wouldn't mind carrying a duffle style.

                        Originally posted by Token View Post
                        I have the garment weekender and it’s great. You can fit a good amount of stuff in it. A broader point is that even if you can fit everything into a weekender bag it might be a pain to carry it around due to the weight.

                        I think that's a question for [MENTION=14773]Token[/MENTION] because he has one. My H&A luggage is a large wheeled garment bag that I am using on a long vacation where I will need a couple of suits or sports coats.
                        WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by SMS575 View Post
                          That looks like a real nice looking back. Maybe obvious question, but can it also act as just a regular weekender if you are not using it as a suit bag?

                          And yea, I've gonna back and forth re the wheeled carry on but I really just don't like the look of them. Also, most of our travel is by car so I wouldn't mind carrying a duffle style.
                          Yeah the suit storage part is essentially a zipper that runs through the lining of the bag. Doesn’t interfere with using it like a normal weekender.
                          Instagram: WoofOrWeft

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                            yeah, I am all function for airline travel. roller carry on and backpack personal item. I did a large duffel for a trip to mexico once, never again. After lugging that thing around the airport I was sweating like a pig. I also repeatedly bumped into people.
                            A long sweaty walk to the train station in Venice with rollers AND a duffel made me into a “backpack is just fine for travel” guy. You know what doesn’t look Dappered? Trying to order an espresso in broken Italian at the train station whilst sweat drips off your nose on to the counter... never again.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Alex.C View Post
                              A long sweaty walk to the train station in Venice with rollers AND a duffel made me into a “backpack is just fine for travel” guy. You know what doesn’t look Dappered? Trying to order an espresso in broken Italian at the train station whilst sweat drips off your nose on to the counter... never again.
                              I hear you on that one. We recently went to Italy as well and both the wife and I went with backpacks. Ended up working out great. Really wish I could just go back there.

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